• Call on other businesses? Looking for Financial Advisor, Printer, Biz Banker &?

    If you are a business sales person, who calls on other businesses, instead of the individual consumer or individual business owner, you will want to attend this meeting. Referral groups do not work well for some industries. That is exactly why i Take The Lead began putting together Business-2-Business Referral Groups. We are looking for a Business Financial Advisor, Business Banker, Marketing, Web Company, Social Media, more!! We have Merchant Services, Graphic Design, Legal Services, Commercial Insurance, CPA & we just started! If you'd like to find out how you can provide a 10-minute presentation about your business, come check us out! To Learn more about "I Take the Lead" website: http://www.ITaketheLead.com (http://www.itakethelead.com/) Bring Business cards and or promotional materials to share.

  • TheNetworkingWebinar: Using LinkedIn To Attract New Clients

    Anywhere you have your computer or phone

    Must Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/0c829e5900c0e6f3cde7dc3c8da9331e Deb Wise, Co-Founder of Sharp Tack Media (a Portland, Oregon based design and branding firm that specializes in helping small and medium businesses create and grow their web presence using exceptional branding and marketing strategies) will be sharing some tips on using LinkedIn to attract more clients. Deb, using the strategies she will teach, continues to get new clients regularly via LinkedIn. We'll also be accompanied by Lynn Gray, Vankka Merchant Management, LLC, long time member of i Take The Lead - always fun and witty, as well as Alan Pershing, Membership Director of Colorado i Take The Lead.

  • How to Make Yourself Stand Out from your Competition

    Shari's Cafe and Pies

    Do you sometimes feel like you blend in with all of the other professionals in your line of business? For instance, if you are a realtor in the Portland area, you have approximately 8,800 others doing the same thing you do. Yet, there are not 8,800 sales per month in the Portland area. So how do you stand out from the competition? Join us and Kevin McWhirter - Dale Carnegie trainer - will walk us through a simple process. Interactive AND Fun! Kevin McWhirter was a corporate trainer for 5 years, he has been in the Real Estate Related Industry for over 29 years in Sales and Training, he is working on his Master’s in Education Curriculum, and now is a Corporate and Individual Trainer for Dale Carnegie. Dale Carnegie has been around since 1912 and most people know of the book that the founder wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Dale Carnegie has many successful graduates like Warren Buffett, and Lee Iacocca.

  • Friendly, Energetic, & Experienced Mortgage Lender Wanted! Visit this Wednesday!

    We help sales professionals/small business owners increase their referral based business while creating community one member at a time, one city at a time. Our groups work at maintaining a friendly, nurturing environment. You will want to check us out if: • You have belonged to a networking group before but felt it was a bit stuffy or regimented. • You are a business owner or entrepreneur and would like to increase the number of sales you have. • You are in sales and would like to increase the number of referrals you get. • You like the idea of having a supportive team while you are building your business. We have an opening for a Mortgage Lender, Chiropractor, Health Insurance, Bookkeeper, Home Design, Marketers, and MORE!!

  • Forget Marketing--Create Relationships that Matter

    La Hacienda Real

    “Your brand is a story unfolding across all customer touch points” (Jonah Sachs ) At the end of the day, two of the greatest assets a company has are 1) their brand and 2) their relationships with customers. Create an experience that your customers will never forget, based on your story and what you have to offer. Shannon Llas will help us go through 5 tips on creating relationships with your customers based on your core values.

  • How to Make Yourself Stand Out from your Competition

    The Old Spaghetti Factory

    Do you sometimes feel like you blend in with all of the other professionals in your line of business? For instance, if you are a realtor in the Portland area, you have approximately 8,800 others doing the same thing you do. Yet, there are not 8,800 sales per month in the Portland area. So how do you stand out from the competition? Join us and Kevin McWhirter - Dale Carnegie trainer - will walk us through a simple process. Interactive AND Fun! Kevin McWhirter was a corporate trainer for 5 years, he has been in the Real Estate Related Industry for over 29 years in Sales and Training, he is working on his Master’s in Education Curriculum, and now is a Corporate and Individual Trainer for Dale Carnegie. Dale Carnegie has been around since 1912 and most people know of the book that the founder wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Dale Carnegie has many successful graduates like Warren Buffett, and Lee Iacocca.

  • Secrets of the Master Builder: Building a business of purpose & profitability

    We all have been through “storms” that have destroyed or at least deeply disrupted our business intentions. Storms are a part of life and they serve a purpose. The key is to build and fortify in a way that is tied to our vision, mission, and core values. The building process begins with clearing what does not belong or is not critical to our purpose. We then lay a deep and immovable foundation that is heart connected. The rest of the building process is built upon 4 strategic cornerstones. Once we have learned the secrets of the Master Builder, we can build or re-build what contributes to our purpose, passion, and profits. About Rick Wickizer: Rick is a speaker, business coach & successful entrepreneur. His passion is to help businesses maximize their “triple bottom line” (Purpose – Passion – Profitability)

  • GROW YOUR SALES IMMEDIATELY: No More Maybes

    Kitchen Table Cafe- Evergreen Place

    GROW YOUR SALES IMMEDIATELY: No More Maybes - Winning the Business Before You Begin Will Metscher, Certified Professional Sales Coach with Southwestern Consulting, will be sharing a strategy for uncovering your prospect’s needs to prevent objections from ever happening. How to properly qualify prospects to shorten your sales cycle Will’s mission is to help others become the best versions of themselves through overcoming their fears and diving headfirst into their goals. His passion is to develop leaders through coaching and compassion. An experienced salesperson, manager, and trailblazer, Will cut his teeth in Southwestern Advantage’s Summer Sales and Leadership Program starting in 2008. Over his lengthy tenure, Will had the opportunity to cold-call more than 27,000 prospects while achieving the number-three salesperson in the United States during his best summer. As a master recruiter, he is skillful in sales training and coaching.

  • How to Create a Killer Elevator Speech with Ronnie Noize

    Uptown Barrel Room

    Is it hard for you to explain exactly what you do and why someone should buy from you or invest in your cause? Do you ever struggle to find the words to explain what you offer in a way that feels right to you? What’s missing is a killer elevator speech. If you’re ready to learn how to introduce your business quickly, clearly and in such a way that invites more interest, this meeting is for you. Veronika (Ronnie) Noize, the Marketing Coach, will walk you through her elevator speech development process and help you create a killer elevator speech that attracts the right reaction every time you say it. In this presentation you’ll learn: => What makes a killer elevator speech => What an elevator speech really can do for you (and what it can’t) => What to say in you

  • GROW YOUR SALES IMMEDIATELY: No More Maybes

    Red Lobster

    GROW YOUR SALES IMMEDIATELY: No More Maybes - Winning the Business Before You Begin Will Metscher, Certified Professional Sales Coach with Southwestern Consulting, will be sharing a strategy for uncovering your prospect’s needs to prevent objections from ever happening. How to properly qualify prospects to shorten your sales cycle Will’s mission is to help others become the best versions of themselves through overcoming their fears and diving headfirst into their goals. His passion is to develop leaders through coaching and compassion. An experienced salesperson, manager, and trailblazer, Will cut his teeth in Southwestern Advantage’s Summer Sales and Leadership Program starting in 2008. Over his lengthy tenure, Will had the opportunity to cold-call more than 27,000 prospects while achieving the number-three salesperson in the United States during his best summer. As a master recruiter, he is skillful in sales training and coaching.